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More COVID-19 cases reported on planes flying to and from Okanagan, Kamloops airports

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April 05, 2020 - 9:14 AM

More planes that have flown in and out of Okanagan and Kamloops airports carrying COVID-19 infected passengers have been reported.

Impacted flights from Vancouver to Kelowna include: Air Canada flight 8420, March 9, rows 2-6, WestJet flight 3326, March 10, all seats, and Air Canada Jazz Flight 8416, March 10, rows 12-18, and WestJet flight 3324, March 21. These flights have reported cases of COVID-19, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.

READ MORE: COVID-19 infected passenger flew from Calgary to Kelowna on WestJet flight 

Central Mountain Air also reported a COVID-19 case on flight 9M725, on March 15, flying from Kelowna to Prince George and on flight 9M728 from Prince George to Kelowna, March 12.

WestJet flights 3281, from Calgary to Penticton, March 17, and 3241 from Calgary to Kamloops, March 21 also had reported cases, according to the BCCDC.

According to YKA’s website, Air Canada is temporarily suspending service at the Kamloops airport as of April 1, WestJet will operate a single daily flight between Kamloops and Calgary as of March 26 and Central Mountain Air will operate three times a week between Kamloops and Prince George as of March 28.

Air Canada flights into Kamloops from Calgary are suspended from March 23 to April 30. For flights arriving from Vancouver, the suspension began April 1 and will last until the end of the month.

For the Kelowna Airport, a suspension on flights arriving from Edmonton and Toronto will begin on March 23 and are set to be lifted on April 30. Dates for lifting suspensions are estimates.

READ MORE: Air Canada suspends flights to Kamloops, Kelowna to prevent COVID-19 spread

Learn more about Kelowna airport’s response to COVID-19 through the airport's website.

To see an updated list of flights that have reported cases of COVID-19, visit the BCCDC’s website


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